Country cottages for good quality rural breaks
Come to the country and rent a high quality comforable property for a break, log cabins, pine lodges and chalets
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Country cottage breaks for you

It is always heartening to find that you are pleased with the standard of your accommodation when you arrive.

country cottages for self catering breaksYou may be looking to rent a country cottage for a holiday or may be looking for a longer term rental. Some owners of country cottages specialise solely in offering short break bookings, others take weekly or fortnightly bookings but some are open to the idea of longer term breaks. When seeking short term accommodation it can be a challenge to find something suitable. In terms of dealing with agencies, it is unlikely that you will be able to negotiate a discount when it comes to a short term country cottage rental. However, if you use one of the portal websites where you can contact cottage owners and talk to them direct you may just be able to negotiate a deal for renting a country cottage over a month or longer period.

Rent a holiday cottage in the countryside

Country cottages are typically associated with England and very often inspire images of cute cottages, often complete with rose gardens. There are so many stunning rural places to escape to in England. The West Country, south coast, East Anglia which includes the lovely cottages of Essex, Suffolk and Norfolk, the fens of Cambridgeshire and Lincolnshire, the national parks of Cumbria, Derbyshire and Yorkshire, Northumberland, Herefordshire, Gloucestershire and the Cotswolds, and the various shires around London. One of our favourite rural weekend escapes is Suffolk in east Anglia.

Find out more about country cottage holidays in Cambridgeshire

Cambridgeshire countryside

The Cambridgeshire countryside


Rural retreats further afield

Attractive country cottages can also be found in Scotland, Wales and Ireland, all of which are less populated and offer amazing natural scenery. The national parks throughout the UK and Ireland are some of the very best places to look for tranquil and unhurried rural breaks.

Country cottage breaks have a romantic appeal for many who want to stay somewhere pretty in the countryside. Country cottages tend to offer medium sized accommodation for small families or small groups.

There are big country houses and mansions for group accommodation on the countryside

If you are looking for large group accommodation for a special event such as a wedding, engagement or anniversary gathering then you may be best looking for mansions to rent or large country houses to rent.

Many dream of escaping to the country for a short break or longer. Being surrounded by beautiful greenery and pleasant country views can be appealing. Particularly for city dwellers, the country represents a peaceful oasis, far from the noise and pollution of the big city. The UK is an island which is rich in countryside, forests, lakes, rivers and fields. Very often you don’t have to travel too far from the big cities to find pleasant country landscapes and rural retreats. The further afield you go though, from the major cities, the more truly unspoilt idyllic countryside can be found. See our sections on the countryside in various parts of the UK and browse for self catering accommodation in the cottage brochures.

Ravenglass in Cumbria

Find a list of self catering holiday cottages to rent in the UK

Peak District self catering cottages
rent a cottage in the Peak DistrictRent a cottage in the Peak District in England, one of the most popular holiday destinations for country breaks.
Holiday cottages in Cornwall - England's premier destination
holiday cottages in CornwallGo to Cornwall for an area of outstanding natural beauty both coastal and rural. Cornwall has everything for a self catering break.


Yorkshire Dales self catering breaks

yorks dales country cottagesThe much loved Yorkshire Dales welcome thousands of walkers and holidaymakers on an annual basis, all happily rambling over the moors and dales

Seaside holidays in cottages - pet friendly and more
seaside cottage holidaysMany of the UK's beautiful areas come down to the sea where one can rent a cottage to experience the best of coast and country.
Cottages that sleep couples - 2 people

country cottages to rent for couplesLots of couples who go on country breaks prefer to rent a country cottage to any other form of accommodation because it suits their dietary needs. Couples may also be interested in romantic cottages.

Luxury 5 star cottage breaks

luxury 5 star cottage breaksRent a 5 star cottage in the country for the very best standard of accommodation possible. Beds will be comfortable, good quality bed linen and attractive soft furnishings.



If you are considering a self catering holiday for the very first time, take a look at the advantages of self catering holidays over a hotel stay.

national parks

National Parks and farmland
Go for a wander in the country, take your dog and survey the beauty around you.

country fresh food

Country fresh food
Food fresh from the farm tastes so much better during your country weekend break.